$400 Adult Contemporary Forms
$400 Adult Contemporary Weapons
$400 Adult Hard Traditional Forms $300 Women's Point Sparring
$750 Men's Final Point Sparring Winner of Final 4
$150 Men's Fly-v-Feather Sparring
$150 Men's Light-v-Lt Middle Sparring
$150 Men's Middle-v-Lt Heavy Sparring
$150 Men's Heavy-v-Super Heavy Sparring
$200 Senior Men's Sparring
$300 Men's Teams
$100 Boy's Team
$100 Girl's Team
PLAYER CARDS: PLEASE NOTE: Player cards are needed in order for the registration to be completed. A yellow card is need for each form division you are entering, and a gray card is need for each sparring division you are entering. The cards are not available on the website, however, our staff will create the initial cards for you and you will have complete them once you check-in at the pre-registration desk. Remember, minors must have their parent or legal guardian sign the consent and release portion on the cards. If you are a minor, we suggest that you send in the cards with the appropriate signatures if your parent or guardian is not planning on attending the tournament. You can also mail in the cards yourself if you have them, please send to: Golden Gate Internationals, 1655 East 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94577.
ALL NBL DIVISIONS ARE OPEN TO ANYONE... Anyone may compete in NBL divisions, however a blackbelt must be worn during competition.
Exceptions: 1)Team Forms must have at least one blackbelt per entry while the rest can be any rank. 2)Breaking players can be any rank. 3)Junior continuous sparring players electing not to wear a blackbelt or that are not a blackbelt must wear no belt. 4)Junior team sparring players can be of any rank. 5)A junior player that has reached the highest rank before reaching blackbelt and is not permitted to obtain a blackbelt as a youth in his school. 6)Adult underbelts CANNOT compete in NBL Blackbelt divisions. No exceptions.
FINALS ORDER OF PERFORMANCE... All players’ order of performance for each grandchampionship and to choose the six (6) junior continuous sparring divisions to be held in theevening finals, will be chosen by luck of draw by the NBL conference commissioner and/or finals statistician immediately before the tournament is to begin on Friday. Players interested in verifying the draws should plan to attend.
DEGREE OF EXCELLENCE... NBL divisions are intended for players with tournament experience and “blackbelt” or higher skills. Please make your choice to compete in NBL divisions accordingly.
NBL/SKIL MEMBER POINTS... SKIL members are allowed to use wins in NBL divisions toward their SKIL blackbelt point charts.
NBL PLAYER RATINGS ARE FREE. Check Sport Karate Magazine issues Sept-Oct (available August 1) and Nov-Feb (available Oct. 15) for your free ratings based upon your wins in these divisions at this tournament.
AGE OF COMPETITOR... (Birth Certificates/Drivers License must be presented upon request) All blackbelt and under blackbelt players must enter divisions based upon the age they were on January 1, 2013 at 12 a.m. excepting that players who turn 18, 35, 42 during the circuit season (NBL - January 1 through December 31/SKIL - July 1 through June 30) are allowed to move up and compete in those divisions if the player will be turning that age during the circuit season - see SKITA rule book V.B.4.
BREAKING COMPETITORS... Each competitor must provide a tarp to cover the ring they break in. All breaking materials must be cleared away from tournament site and discarded. This the is players responsibility, before any places/awards will be awarded.
MUSICAL DIVISIONS... Each competitor is responsible for his/her own music and sound system to play his/her music. Electrical outlets are available. A sound system for the Saturday Night Finals Competitors & Demos will be provided.
TOURNAMENT STARTING TIME... Please note that the tournament will start on time both days. It is your responsibility to be available for all of your divisions at their correct locations when they begin.
PLEASE NOTE: NO ANNOUNCING OF DIVISIONS - PAY ATTENTION TO RING ASSIGNMENTS & SIGNS!